April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Neil Pearson

“My goal is to help people living in pain and to assist others with the same desire to serve.

We must shift many paradigms.

Our views of pain, of people in pain, and of the role and effectiveness of non-pharmacological pain care, are mostly outdated.”

Neil is a physical therapist, a Clinical Assistant Professor at University British Columbia, and a yoga therapist.

He is an engaging educator and compassionate clinician, able to make the complex understandable, willing to share his knowledge and expertise in pain care, and always ready to learn more. He is also an aspiring writer.

Neil’s most influential mentors and teachers have been the people in pain he has served.

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Exploring Pain Through Yoga and Science: A Guide for Teaching Yoga to People in Pain

As yoga or movement professionals, there is a good chance you will encounter people in your classes who experience pain. After all, an estimated 20 - 25% of North Americans, and 1.5 billion people worldwide, live with chronic or persistent pain. And more people are seeking yoga to help cope. However, in order to offer safe, accessible, and appropriate classes for people in pain, professionals need to gain a better understanding of the complexities of pain, including the current science surrounding pain and how yoga can help.Join Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko, and Marlysa Sullivan, co-editors and co-authors of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care, for this workshop that will explore what current science teaches us about pain, how yoga practices and philosophy are related, as well as some common misunderstandings surrounding pain in our culture and yoga communities. Learn how to use this knowledge to offer safe and suitable practices for people in pain. This workshop consists of both lecture and experiential learning, and is informed by contemporary pain science, yoga, clinician experience, and the lived experience of pain.

THURSDAY APRIL 02

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Exploring Pain Through Yoga and Science: A Guide for Teaching Yoga to People in Pain

Through both lecture and experiential teaching, this workshop explores the current science about pain, how yoga practices and philosophy can relate to pain management, as well as common misunderstandings surrounding pain in our culture and yoga communities. Learn how to offer safe and suitable practices for people in pain.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (2 HRS)

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